Nisar Ahmed was found to lack the \”basic skills\” of anyone entering the teaching profession by a General Teaching Council (GTC) disciplinary panel which believed he was incapable of ever improving.
While 13 other teachers have received temporary suspensions from teaching for incompetence Mr Ahmed, 46, is the only one to have no time limit imposed.
There are some 440,000 teachers in the UK. This is the first one fired forever for incompetence.
You can read this one of two ways.
1) We have an extraordinarily gifted and well trained teaching profession in the UK, so much so that we\’ve only ever had to get rid of one permanently for such incompetence.
2) There is no group of any 440,000 individuals anywhere on this planet that doesn\’t have more than one incompetent in it. This is evidence that we\’re not firing enough teachers.
Me, I\’ll go with explanation number 2 please, but I agree that there will be those not officials in teachers unions who will argue that number 1 holds true.